Appliqué Center Medallion Quilts
Appliqué Center Medallion quilts are the product of creative resourcefulness. Although considered high- style quilts, their format was developed with cost in mind. Typically, these quilts feature broderie perse chintz appliqué on a white ground. White, unprinted cotton cost less...
Pieced Center Medallion Quilts
Center Medallion quilts consist of a main panel surrounded by a series of borders. The center may be pieced, appliquéd, or made from a single block of printed fabric. Pieced versions, made mostly between 1820 and 1840, incorporate numerous small...
Displaying Quilts
Most quilts were made as functional objects. Many have survived more than 150 years and will continue to last if handled with a modicum of care and respect. When choosing a quilt, consider the use to which you plan to put it.
New Year, New Website
We're excited to announce the launch of our new website, which we hope will make exploring the collections easier and more enjoyable. The new website also features an easy-checkout process! We would love to hear what you think in the comments!
Caring for Quilts
The question most frequently asked of an antique "How can I wash my quilt?" The wise advisor offers no single answer. Each quilt must be considered on the basis of age, fabrics, and general condition.